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Trishna Reviews

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Jonathan Lack
We Got This Covered
September 14, 2012
Trishna is an admirable effort, but it's too detached and disinterested in the viewer to make an impact. This is a tough film to get through, and even if one makes it to the end, there's little reward to be found.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
June 30, 2013
Unfocused and easily forgettable, this drama shows that even a likable actress can't carry a movie that undervalues its characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.0/5
Grae Drake
August 7, 2012
Hit the books instead.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Ehrlich
Boxoffice Magazine
July 19, 2012
The film's final silliness casts a pall over all of its previous successes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
August 6, 2012
Things start off promising, but, by the time the final reel rolls, Winterbottom's too-detached style seems to be willfully wallowing in oversimplified misery.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Ed Gibbs
The Sun Herald
May 6, 2012
Despite some typical visual flair, and an affecting soundtrack to boot, Trishna lacks the emotional punch of Hardy's novel, with Pinto and Ahmed's pairing feeling contrived.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Alonso Duralde
July 12, 2012
By combining the characters of Lord d'Urberville and Angel Clare into one person -- spoiled rich boy Jay (Riz Ahmed, Four Lions) -- Winterbottom strips the tale of a compelling second act, making things sag terribly in the middle.
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine
April 17, 2012
Class privilege and sexual politics are inextricably linked in Michael Winterbottom's blunt, self-consciously brutal, and rather loose updating of Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Clint O'Connor
Cleveland Plain Dealer
July 27, 2012
Freida Pinto is a goddess among us, but this set-in-India version of Tess of the D'Ubervilles is just so-so.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Adam Woodward
Little White Lies
March 8, 2012
Where Winterbottom takes us next is anyone's guess. We're slowly losing interest, though.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 19, 2012
Rather than a strong script, Winterbottom relies on a hyperactive camera, as if he were trying to recreate an updated dramatic classic by way of a music video.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
July 26, 2012
Freida Pinto is so incredibly pretty in "Trishna." And so incredibly boring.
| Original Score: 2/4
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
May 6, 2012
It feels contrived, even if that's not how the book reads
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
July 12, 2012
Life is suffering, as the Buddha said (including in Hardy's emotionally grinding novels), but it's more complex and contradictory than the ginned-up realism Mr. Winterbottom delivers here.
| Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
July 14, 2012
A dry, inert, frustrating, and boring experience, more detours than drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
July 13, 2012
Pinto's lack of dramatic range (she basically has two expressions) and an awkward third act do not provide a solid foundation for Hardy's tragic ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
July 19, 2012
"Trishna" should move the soul and engage the tear-ducts, yet it passes by as distant as it is lovely. And the blame must fall on the movie's star, Freida Pinto.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
July 26, 2012
Winterbottom has complete control of the film's look and feel, but the story seems to run away from him.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
July 19, 2012
This escalation of passions and Trishna's humiliation demands much of both actors, yet neither Pinto nor Ahmed is completely convincing and this is the main flaw of Trishna.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jay Antani
Paste Magazine
July 13, 2012
dismal and unconvincing
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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